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Morning links: Watch 27 Rudy Gobert blocked shots

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert blocks a shot by Houston Rockets guard James Harden as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals at the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert blocks a shot by Houston guard James Harden as the Jazz and Rockets play Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals at the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Wednesday marked 27 days before the start of the 2019-2020 NBA season, and to recognize the day, the NBA posted a video on Twitter highlighting the Utah Jazz’s No. 27, center Rudy Gobert.

As the league noted in its tweet, the Frenchman was the 27th pick of the 2013 NBA draft and is 27 years old, so naturally the video was 27 instances of the Stifle Tower doing what he does best, blocking shots.

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And finally ...

As documented on Jazz star Donovan Mitchell’s Instagram story, he and a bunch of his teammates (including Gobert) went to the Real Salt Lake game on Wednesday night.